Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hooray for Awards!!!!

In all the madness of our move, we nearly missed having received a couple of awards.  What a wonderful surprise!!  First, we'd like to thank Cinnamon and Popcorn for our awards!!

The Rules

1.   Link back to the blogger who gave you this award

2.  Pass the award on to 15 other blogger friends

For the Very Inspiring Blogger Award the rules are.....

1.  Link back to the blogger who gave you this award

2.   Share 7 things about yourself

and last, but not least, pass this wonderful award along to 15 fantabulous bloggers!!

So here goes!  7 things about the pups......

7.  Brando is afraid of his shadow, birds, fish, hats, his water bowl, trees, (you get the idea!), but we recently found out he's NOT afraid of horses!!

6.  Humphrey will be at the Pet Expo in Denver Aug 11.  Hoping he'll be willing to show off some of his amazing tricks.

5.  Ziggy is the smallest of all our the Cavaliers. 

4.  CoCo keeps all of her brothers in check with her strong female personality.

3.  Brando and Humphrey will be hosting a Nutro Small Breed Dog Food Party in the very near future.

2.  Humphrey is a great swimmer.  He rides the waves to catch his toy or a stick.

1.  At bedtime, Humphrey is my crown (he sleeps on his back on my head and snores), and Brando is my slippers.  My feet, and head, will never be cold with them around!

And now to present the awards to 15 sensational blogger friends.  We wish we could give more than 15!!  It's too hard to pick!!!

15.  Urban Hounds
14.  Dip-Dip and the Bridge
13.  Gospel of Goose
12.  Prancer Pie
11.  Four Legged Views
10.  Mario's Meowsings
  9.  Finn Howard
  8.  Betty the Bichon
  7.  Bringing Up Bella
  6.  The Chronicle of Woos
  5.  Animal Shelter Volunteer Life
  4.  My Dogs Love Me
  3.  YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner
  2.  Brown Dog CBR
  1.  The Furries of Whisppy

Congrats to all!  We've given you both of the above awards :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Terrible Move

Dear Blogging Buddies,

Before we begin, we would like to apologize to all of our blogger friends.  Lately, it's been very difficult trying to write for the blog. We've been trying to find a way to visit everyone, but we don't have Internet connection.  We are going to be stopping by McDonald's to post this, and to come by and say hi.

Our move has been nothing short of a nightmare.  We are just over a month into it, and we still haven't found a place to live.  Right now, we are in temporary housing until the 16th. We wanted to stay here, but our landlord is very strange.  She won't let us have mail, we can't have phone service (hence, no internet), she won't let us have garbage service.....the list goes on and on.  It seemed like things were going to be okay in the beginning, but everything fell apart very quickly.  Then there was the fire.......

In this mess of trying to find a place, without being scammed out of our money, we lost Cleo, and our girl, Rosie.  I cried like a baby.  There will never be a pup as gentle as Rosie.  Rosie was a German Shepard mix that we adopted from the animal shelter in Chicago.  We were taking our time in looking for a pup, when we found Rosie.  We spent weeks going back and forth to the shelter.  One week Rosie was there, the next she was gone.  Then the next week would come, and she'd be back.  This pattern of back and forth went on for a while.  She kept getting adopted, only to be returned.  It turned out she was perfect for us.  I can't imagine what the problem was.  All she ever did was ball herself up, and sleep on the couch! Cleo was the opposite of Rosie.  She followed us around, was always under our feet, waiting for her next job.  She loved Tim.  When he came home from work, she'd jump off all fours straight into the air.  I've never seen a pup jump so high! 

My love for them has made me love the Cavaliers, and CoCo, that much more. Let's move on before I start to cry, again.

In trying to distract ourselves from this chaos, I stumbled upon something exciting to do with Humphrey.  Hunting for shed deer antlers.  He's really good at it, except he wants to gnaw on them before returning the antler to us! He looks at us like "Hey! Finders Keepers!"  I think by January, he'll be ready to go!  He's also started training towards service dog.  Moving has made him a little shy. The trainer thinks he'll get over it once we are settled in, and we all have a routine.

I could type all day so we could catch up on the antics of Brando, Humphrey, Ziggy, and CoCo.  Instead, I'll leave you with some photos. We wish everyone well.  Hope to be back to blogging really soon.

Sending many licks, and nuzzles around the neck,

Brando, Humphrey, Ziggy and CoCo

P.S. We will be starting a new blog in the very near future.  Although things haven't been turning out quite the way we've hoped for, we are always looking for a new adventure.  That blog will be about our latest animal adventure. 

There is no music in this post as a moment of silence for the loss of our pups.